80 Thoreau

80 Thoreau Street
Concord, MA 01742
978-318-0008

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80 Thoreau

The 80 Thoreau team has opened up a 22-seat al fresco dining area outside their popular Concord restaurant. They're accepting reservations for their five tables at specific seating times throughout the evening so you can enjoy their straightforward-yet-refined New American cuisine out under the open sky.

Alba Restaurant

1486 Hancock Street
Quincy, MA 02186
617-376-2522

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Alba

With high walls and lush greenery, Alba’s rooftop dining area makes it easy to forget that you’re dining in the middle of Quincy Center. It’s a perfect location for eating a steak under the stars or enjoying the game with a cold drink and some fresh air.

Alcove

50 Lovejoy Wharf
Boston, MA 02114
617-248-0050

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Alcove

Located on Lovejoy Wharf, Alcove has a delightful patio right on the harbor walk and boasts a stunning view of the Zakim Bridge AND it's dog friendly! The flowery but sleek patio is perfect for enjoying Alcove's Mediterranean cuisine with friends (two- or four-legged).

Alden & Harlow

40 Brattle Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
617-864-2100

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Alden & Harlow

The subterranean spot on Brattle Street is bringing their cult favorite Secret Burger outdoors with their large patio. The seasonal hang sports blue umbrellas so you can lounge in the shade while you sip a cocktail and people watch in Harvard Square.

Alta Strada

92 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02482
781-237-6100

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Alta Strada

Alta Strada's brick-lined outdoor space, outfitted with red umbrellas and twinkling string lights, brings a bit old-world Italian charm to Wellesley. Grab a carb-loving friend and make for the 'burbs to enjoy an evening of fresh pasta and generous pours al fresco.

Area Four

500 Technology Square
Cambridge, MA 02139
617-758-4444

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Area Four

Looking out over the green at Technology Square, Area Four’s patio is a perfect perch for an outdoor meal. Snag one of the wrought iron tables for lunch or dinner and enjoy chef-owner Jeff Pond's menu of small plates, sandwiches and wood-fired pizzas (don't miss the garlic knots or the Brussels sprouts salad, which have been mainstays since way back).

ArtBar

40 Edwin Land Boulevard
Cambridge, MA 02142
617-806-4122

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ArtBar

ArtBar, the Royal Sonesta’s signature restaurant, may be one of the city’s best kept al fresco secrets. The riverside patio, practically on the banks of the Charles, offers shaded tables where diners can escape the summer sun, and spectacular views of the twinkling Boston skyline after the sun goes down.

Bambara Restaurant

25 Edwin H Land Boulevard
Cambridge, MA 02141
617-868-4444

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Bambara

Bambara has expanded their outdoor seating area, taking over the Kimpton Marlowe Hotel's courtyard to allow for social distanced seating, in a lovely outdoor setting. Just a stone’s throw from the banks of the Charles, it’s an awfully nice spot for a bite to eat and some fresh air.

B&G Oysters

550 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02116
617-423-0550

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B&G Oysters

In the summer months, oyster lovers and seafood fans spill out onto the picturesque little patio at B&G Oysters. Fresh seafood tastes best outside, so seats on the shaded, just-below-grade terrace fill up quickly.

Bar Enza

One Bennett Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
617-661-5050

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Bar Enza

Chef Mark Ladner's neo-trattoria, Bar Enza, brings sophisticated and inventive Italian fare outdoors with their year-round roofed outdoor dining patio. Nestled just inside the courtyard at the famed Charles Hotel, the plant-lined patio is cool in the summer and toasty in the winter thanks to powerful overhead heated lamps so you can enjoy plates of housemade pasta, imported cheeses and lots of Italian wine throughout the year.

Bar Volpe

170 W Broadway
Boston, MA 02127
617-865-7100

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Bar Volpe

Treat yourself to a mini trip to Southern Italy by way of South Boston - just grab a spot on the sidewalk patio at Bar Volpe, right there on West Broadway, and you can soak up some rays, sip on some spritzes and tuck into plates of handmade pasta from chef Karen Akunowicz and her team.

Bianca

55 Boylston Street
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
857-576-8300

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Bianca

Bianca's bright and cheery Chestnut Hill patio is the perfect backdrop for their fun (and delicious!) fare. Find a perch under one of the umbrellas to catch some shade or bask in the sun and fresh air.

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